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Star date: 13th October 2012

SALFORD FLEA MARKET GOES ONLINE

At the beginning of the year, Salford's flea market at the Precinct was shut to the utter disgust of the many people who used it. Now, however, a new on line flea market has opened as a Facebook group and has already attracted nearly 500 members in its first week…

Full details here…


Tom Nolan Salford Precinct Flea Market Salford Precinct Flea Market
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Tom Nolan's becoming a bit of a Facebook guru for Salford. He's already set up the Salford Old and New site, featuring old photos and memories of the city, and set up Salford Light and Shade for local camera buffs.

Now he's started an online Flea Market for Salford people to try and replace the famous Flea Market at Salford Precinct which shut last February, despite petitions and campaigns to save it (see Salford Star story here for the background).

"I was thinking about selling some computer gear, and I miss Salford Flea Market so I started up Salford On Line Flea Market and there's now nearly five hundred members in just five days" says Tom "People are selling and swopping everything, and every day people are asking to join but it's an open post site and anyone can ask anyone to join."

Everything's on there, from cameras to baby clothes to furniture and fridges. Bargains are to be found all over the site and there's even people offering free stuff, and people looking for free stuff. What differentiates it from other sites is that it's mainly for Salford people.

"Here you're dealing with someone you're going to meet face to face to do the deal" says Tom "And I don't want big businesses on there or people trying to push pay day loans and things."

Tom gets nothing out of the site – except the satisfaction that he's re-birthing a bit of Salford heritage for the 21st Century. Salford Precinct Flea Market might have gone forever but the Salford On Line Flea Market is very much open for business – and it costs nothing to open your stall!

For further details see Facebook group Salford On Line Flea Market 

anne wrote
at 17:01:17 on 11 February 2017
salford council is not interested in the people of salford ,only what they can get from them the council have shut down so many facilitys now and have left salford as an empty shell of what it use to be like ,shame on the council. put the markets back and let salford precinct thrive again I was born in salford I remember growing up all of the shops and market were very busy
 
Karen Hamilton-hulse wrote
at 18:41:51 on 14 August 2013
Why does someone think of applying to use the old cinama at salford quays hugh space under cover and lot of parking ro been empty for years i think it would make a great flea market I know it's not the same as before but I think it would work
 
Carole Moore wrote
at 15:37:19 on 09 May 2013
Not seen this yet, will take a look once I get back on the net, but it isn't quite the same as having a slow mooch around the market on a Sunday morning looking for bargains. I thought there was a flea market in Buille Hill Park or has that been finished off as well!!
 
Anne Harrison wrote
at 17:23:23 on 28 April 2013
Thank you for starting this site. Is it only available to those who live in Salford though. I was born and bred in Salford, And have worked here for 26 years, working with Salford disabled and older people. Whatever your decision, good luck, I hope you don't get 'nasty' people using it to Sell their illegal gains.
 
norma parkinson-green wrote
at 17:40:51 on 14 October 2012
Nothing will replace the old market we had in Salford and we should all stand up for starting it up again and for the Council to monitor who uses the stalls. We also have to move with technology and the Salford Flea Market that Tom has set up is excellent and I have some useful items that I have needed for a while. I hope this site continues and that it is kept for Salford residents only. Thanks Tom for all your hard work.
 
philip hamer wrote
at 07:31:19 on 14 October 2012
This is a great idea,and it shows salford people can be so entaprising .may i wish it all the best, and nice one for not letting lone companys and such as it simply with there mad shocking intrest rates is deplorable, and salford people should use the credit union and seek advice from wenfair right,well wile we have then that is .or will this now moor than ever so important a orgnisation .have cuts as well,? how nows,? but again nice one and il pass this info in to all the salford mental health user community .as salfordflee marked and items on if was all thay could afford ..as is the same with a lot of deprived salford,and this flee marked helped many thousands no tens and tens of thousands ,AND SHOUL BE BROUGHT BACK, AS we have plentay of wast land were we have nocked down Are terest houses, and one could i am shure have a proper runn one .?if Salford Councel run it,But with a fare charg .there you are stedy income for the councel coffers,??
 
Marie Piekarski wrote
at 17:58:02 on 13 October 2012
It is all well and good but does not offer an adequate replacement for the much loved outdoor flea market which was used more as a social hub for the elderly and locals as it was for shoppers. I guess the Council have no intention to replace it, hence their suggestion of using the Swinton Civic centre carpark!
 
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